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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-17

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Balfour Concert hosts comedian, musician.

SUZANNE CHESSLER

Special to the Jewish News

A

concert singer who has per-
formed cantorial music for
theater and film and a
standup comic who has
appeared in plays and films bring their
one-man acts to Michigan for the 70th
annual Balfour Celebration Concert.
Paul Zim, whose singing repertoire
spotlights Yiddish selections, and Mal
Z. Lawrence, whose jokes have been
described as truth exaggerated to the
limits, will be on stage Sunday

Us, and his voice was featured in Abby
Mann's film War and Love, which gave
the history of the Warsaw ghetto
uprising.
Lawrence, who has performed at the
Fisher Theatre in Catskills on
Broadway, has co-starred in the Hal
Prince musical The Petrified Prince and
toured with Neil Simon's Laughter on
the 23rd Floor. The humorist also has
been cast in TV's Law and Order and
in the feature films Rounders and Over

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evening, Oct. 26, at Southfield's
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"The booking of Mal and me
together is kind of funny this year,"
says Zim, planning out a program that
includes various types of music. "We
worked together four years ago but
haven't seen each other since. We're
making up for that by working togeth-
er two weeks after Michigan with a
show in New Jersey."
Zim, who will be performing songs
from opera and Broadway as well as
Yiddish favorites, considers himself a
singing communicator. This son of a
cantor also works as a cantor and
makes ethnic recordings for children.
"A lot of my songs will be from the
Yiddish theater," says Zim, who has
performed the role of ghost cantor in
Ira Levin's Off-Broadway play

Cantorial.
He also appeared as the cantor in
Sidney Lumet's film A Stranger Among

Paul Zim

troubles," Lawrence says. "That laugh-
ter makes me forget mine."
The Balfour event honors Saul and
Sylvia Waldman as they receive the
Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award, the
ZOs highest citation of merit.
He is past president and a member
of the original Founders Committee
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